Goring & Streatley

Club Information
About Our Website
Terms of Use Privacy Policy Refund Policy

COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS

The continuing development of our website is a major team effort, and as such we would greatly appreciate your help in continuing to make the site as useful and informative as possible. If you have ANY comments or suggestions, or if you spot a mistake (yes, a few slip through the net from time to time!) then please do let us know.

Please send us your comments

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Goringgc.org was originally designed for the Club by "Society Golfing" who supplied the CGI scripts and hosted the site from launch in November 2000 until March 2004 when Web services were transferred to Pandemedia.

Authoring and management 2000-2009 by Peter Thistlewood (Club Captain, 1990).

Course graphics supplied by "Eagle Promotions Ltd" Tel: 01883 344 244

2008

 

  • Online tee booking system for visitors upgraded - content managed by the Club.
  • Buggies database created to provide online booking/payment by members and visitors.
  • Key-word searchable Management Database provided to distribute/store minutes and other data for Committee Members and Club staff in managing the affairs of the Club.
  • The number of page views exceeded 900,000
  • Cash processed through our various payment strands was in excess of £150,000.
2007

 

 

  • Restaurant Online - online booking/payment /marketing facilities for Club Sunday Lunches/Social Events.
  • Reporting the swipe card balance onto each member's personal details page
  • Text messaging used to communicate with members.
  • Online subscription payment facilities introduced for members.
  • Competition Book Global - online maintenance by the Club of the details of all our Open, Men's, Ladies, Mixed and Junior competitions.
  • Audit trail provided.
  • eBulletin Global - bulk email enhancements to filter members emailed and provide an attachment facility.
  • The number of visits to our website in 2007 exceeded 240,000, page views were 689,000 and cash processed through our various payment strands was £56,000.
  • In 2007 the Club spent £7,725 on website development.
2006

 

 

  • The site was completely re-designed to conform with the AA (Double A) specification of the W3C Website Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Junior and Ladies areas created
  • Subscription renewals were sent to 600 members via email
  • Open competitions changed to allow online entry/payment with self-selection of start times
  • The number of visits to our website in 2006 exceeded 150,000
  • In 2006 the club spent £6,500 on website development
2005

 

 

  • The menu structure was changed to include the facility for members to obtain a starting time online for stroke play competitions and to record a match play result
  • The paper based starting sheets and match play draw sheets were withdrawn
  • A PC with broadband connectivity was deployed in the clubhouse for members use who did not have access to the internet at home or work
  • A Refund Policy in respect of the five online payment facilities was introduced in March
  • Payment facilities switched to Barclays Merchant Services online ePDQ system
2004

 

 

  • Online green fee booking facilities introduced
  • The Club's privacy policy was established
  • Fixture card automatically linked to the online tee booking system
2003

 

 

  • Management information section added covering Club accounts, reports from the Sports Turf Research Institute on the condition of the course, and website statistics
  • Committee details page added with photographs and notes of committee meetings
  • General information section added in the members area which includes a "Competitions Book" detailing the Club's competitions, the course policy document, and information about the 1895 Club
2002

 

 

  • The site was redesigned by Society Golfing
  • Facilities introduced to report stroke play competition results
2001

 

The members area was created, a secure website exclusively for Member's use, including a members directory listing member's names, handicap & contact information with the facility to print a handicap certificate.


2000

house_cm_400Goring & Streatley Golf Club 2000 House Committee - click to enlarge 

WEBSITE LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER

Initially our website was a sales & marketing brochure developed through the Club's house committee which gave users:

 

  • A general overview of the Club.
  • Details of the course.
  • A regularly updated Fixture Card for members and visitors.
  • A system to help golf organisers book golf days.
  • Information about membership of the Club.
TERMS OF USE

 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. By using this website, you agree to the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website.

1. OWNERSHIP

This website is the official website of Goring & Streatley Golf Club, and it's design, text, and graphics are Copyright © Goring & Streatley Golf Club. The Course graphics are Copyright © Eagle Promotions Ltd. Any proprietary trademarks and trade names that may be featured on this website are the property of their respective owners.

2. RESTRICTIONS OF USE

You are granted a limited licence to download the materials contained on this website to a single personal computer, and to print a hard copy of the materials contained on this website, solely for personal, non-commercial use, and provided all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are left intact. Use of the materials contained on this website on any other internet site is strictly prohibited. The grant of this limited licence is conditional upon your agreement to and compliance with all these terms of use. Any other use of any of the materials on this website including reproduction (for any purposes other than those noted above), modification, distribution, or republication, without the prior written permission of the Club is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of Goring & Streatley Golf Club's proprietary rights.

If you download any software from this website, the software, including any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") are subject to the limited licence set out above. Goring & Streatley Golf Club and/or Pandemedia and/or their respective suppliers (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Software. You may not distribute, sell, or transmit the Software and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt the Software, including but not limited to translating, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or creating derivative works of it.

3. DISCLAIMER

This website and its contents are provided without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Goring & Streatley Golf Club and Pandemedia both disclaim all representations and warranties, including by way of example but not limitation, as to fitness for a particular purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws. In addition, neither Goring & Streatley Golf Club nor Pandemedia represents or warrants that the information and/or facilities accessible via this website are accurate, complete or current, or that this website will be free of defects, including, but not limited to, viruses or other harmful elements. The user of this website assumes all costs arising as a result of the use of this website.

4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, neither Goring & Streatley Golf Club or Pandemedia nor any of their respective employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, the materials in and/or facilities or services offered through this website, including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, even if Goring & Streatley Golf Club and/or Pandemedia have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable. If this clause is unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction due to relevant laws, then in no event shall either Goring & Streatley Golf Club's or Pandemedia's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and claims (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this website

5. GOVERNING LAW

Those who choose to access this website do so at their own risk and on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute under these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

6. MISCELLANEOUS

Any waiver of any provision of these terms must be in writing signed by Goring & Streatley Golf Club.

PRIVACY POLICY

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc.) in order to receive or use services on our website.

Rest assured that we value your privacy highly. This information will only be used in connection with the service that required you to submit it and we will never give out your personal information to a third party for any reason whatsoever without your prior consent.

2. ABOUT COOKIES

When you enter this site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows. Cookies from this site will no longer be stored on your computer once you have closed your browser.

The cookies on this site are only used to identify your computer to our server in order to do the following:

 

  • monitor which areas of the site you use during your visit so that we can assess which areas of the site are of most interest and plan future development accordingly.
  • provide online services which require information to be passed from page to page during the course of their execution.
You have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that you.

 

3. UNSUBSCRIBING

If you have received an e-mail or other contact from us and you would like to ensure that you do not receive any further communications, please contact us with your name and the email address we have on file for you and we will remove you from our mailing lists.

REFUND POLICY

1. OBJECTIVE

Our objective is to provide the best possible standard of service to visitors and members of the Club. It is appreciated that circumstances may arise where it is necessary for you to cancel a booking or for us to do so - for example when the course has to be closed due to adverse weather conditions.

Whilst we are exempt from most of the provisions of the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 - they do not apply to the Club due to the nature of our business (leisure etc.) - the purpose of our policy is to clearly state when a refund is available and the terms applicable.

2. WHAT IS THE CLUB'S REFUND POLICY?

In the event of cancellation by either party we will initially offer an alternative date at no extra charge or refund the payment received on the following terms where applicable:-

 

  • Payment made by debit card or cheque: 100% - full refund.
  • Payment made by credit card: 95% - to recover commission and other charges.
3. APPLICATION

 

Refunds will be made in the following circumstances - you do not need to give a reason for cancelling.

Online Tee Bookings:

(a) In the event of the course being closed by the Club or the course not being available to you for any other reason.

(b) Informing us prior to the date/time selected to play that you wish to withdraw the booking.

Entries for Open Competitions:

(a) On notifying the Club of your withdrawal prior to the closing date for any competition.

(b) On being balloted out by the Club if the competition is oversubscribed

Deposits paid for Golf Societies/Corporate Days/Social Functions/Meetings:

3 months in advance of the date booked.

4. HOW TO CANCEL

Should you wish to cancel your booking or competition entry please contact us quoting your booking number either by:-

(a) Emailing us or,
(b) Telephone to 01491 873229 or,
(c) Fax us on 01491 875224 or,
(d) Writing to:-

The Secretary/Manager
Goring & Streatley Golf Club,
Rectory Road,
Streatley-On-Thames,
Berkshire.
RG8 9QA

5. REFUNDING PAYMENTS

Bookings or competition entries paid for by debit or credit card on our website will be refunded directly to the debit or credit card from which the payment was made. Bookings or competition entries paid for by other means will be refunded by cheque. These refunds will normally be made within 21 days of the refund application.





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